German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel confirms she won't seek re-election to CDU party chair

German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirms she would not seek re-election as chairwoman of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in December, heralding the beginning of the end of her 13-year era of dominance in European politics.

March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020

Merkel's initial coronavirus test came back negative: spokesman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s initial test for coronavirus came back negative, a government spokesman says, adding that Merkel will undergo further tests.

October 29, 2018
October 29, 2018

Merkel confirms she won't seek re-election to CDU party chair

German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirms she would not seek re-election as chairwoman of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in December, heralding the beginning of the end of her 13-year era of dominance in European politics.

March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018

German lawmakers elect Merkel to fourth term

German lawmakers vote to re-elect Angela Merkel as chancellor for a fourth, and likely final, term that may prove her most challenging yet as she takes charge of a fragile coalition with her personal standing diminished.

September 25, 2017
September 25, 2017

Merkel bleeds support to surging far right

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wins a fourth term in office but Europe's most powerful leader will have to govern with a far less stable coalition in a fractured parliament after her conservatives haemorrhaged support to a surging far right.

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

Forbes ranks Hasina as 36th most powerful women

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina demonstrates her strongest showing on Forbes magazine's list of the world's most powerful women. The three-time premier ranks 36th on the 2016 Power Women list, from 59th last year.

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

China moves up ‘power woman’ list

Chinese women have made their strongest showing on Forbes magazine's list of the world's most powerful women.

March 13, 2016
March 13, 2016

Merkel faces test as Germany votes in regional elections

Germans are set to vote in three regional elections seen as a test of support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's policy towards refugees.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

Merkel condemns migrant route closure

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has blamed European nations for "unilaterally" shutting the Balkan route for migrants.

February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016

Germany's Cologne Test

German Chancellor Angela Merkel seemed all set to regain control of Germany's polarising debate over refugees. In her New Year's Eve address...

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

Migrant hostel attacks soar in Germany

Five times more attacks were carried out on migrant hostels in Germany last year than in 2014, German police say.